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Should I remove HMA! Pro VPN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,147
United States Rank #38,737
Reach 0.0030%


VersionDistribution 100.00%



HMA! Pro VPN is a program developed by Privax Ltd. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 33 files and is usually about 9.43 MB (9,889,631 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 35% of users of HMA! Pro VPN come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hma! pro vpn
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HMA! Pro VPN\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 9.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HMA! Pro VPN

  • Uninstall.exe - HMA! Pro VPN (HMA! Pro VPN uninstaller)
  • NetUtil.exe - Network utility application
  • AntiXssLibrary.dll (by Microsoft) - Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library
  • DotRas.dll (by Jeff Winn) - DotRas
  • ForceInterfaceCOM.dll
  • ForceInterfaceLSP.dll
  • GalaSoft.MvvmLight.dll (by GalaSoft Laurent Bugnion @ http://www.galasoft.ch) - GalaSoft.MvvmLight
  • HMA! Pro VPN.exe
  • HMA.GUI.Controls.dll - HMA.GUI.Controls
  • HMAClientEngine.dll - HMAClientEngine
  • InstallHMAVPN.exe (by Microsoft) - InstallHMAVPN
  • InstallIPBinding.exe - InstallIPBinding
  • InstallLSP.exe
  • Interop.ForceInterfaceCOMLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ForceInterfaceCOMLib'.
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL shared library)
  • liblzo2-2.dll
  • libpkcs11-helper-1.dll (by OpenSC Project) - pkcs11-helper (pkcs11-helper - An easy way to access PKCS#11 modules)
  • Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation.dll - Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation
  • Microsoft.Practices.Unity.dll - Microsoft Unity Application Block (Microsoft.Practices.Unity)
  • Microsoft.Practices.Unity.Interception.dll - Microsoft.Practices.Unity.InterceptionExtension
  • openssl.exe
  • openvpn.exe (by The OpenVPN Project) - OpenVPN (OpenVPN Daemon)
  • openvpnserv.exe (by The OpenVPN Project) - OpenVPN Service
  • PsExec.exe (by Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com) - Sysinternals PsExec (Execute processes remotely)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • subinacl.exe - SubInAcl
  • System.ComponentModel.Composition.dll - System.ComponentModel.Composition
  • System.Threading.dll - Reactive Extensions Core Library (System.Threading)
  • System.Windows.Interactivity.dll - System.Windows.Interactivity
  • TabStripsDLL.dll
  • tapinstall.exe - Windows Setup API
  • Util.dll - Util

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • subinacl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BD9CAADF-0D09-4D8F-99E4-9A14F47BF6D8}' (runs on registration).
  • openvpnserv.exe runs as a service named 'OpenVPN Service' (OpenVPNService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • subinacl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VMAdvisor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\SUBINACL.exe" /verbose=1 /keyreg "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{8696D99C-E2D2-4614-85A8-90FB821470E0}" /grant="Everyone"=F.

How do I remove HMA! Pro VPN?

Quickly and completely remove HMA! Pro VPN from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HMA! Pro VPN from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HMA! Pro VPN, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove HMA! Pro VPN.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.52%
Windows 8 40.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.81%
Windows 8.1 23.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.05%
Windows 7 Professional 11.90%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.14%
Windows 8 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.78%
  France 10.87%
  United Kingdom 8.70%
  Belgium 4.35%
  Australia 4.35%
  Canada 4.35%
  CY 2.17%
  MU 2.17%
  Brazil 2.17%
  Taiwan 2.17%
  PS 2.17%
  Finland 2.17%
  India 2.17%
  Sweden 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.29%
Lenovo 14.71%
Dell 11.76%
ASUS 11.76%
Sony 8.82%
Samsung 5.88%
Acer 5.88%
Common models
Unknow Unknow 2.86%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.86%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.86%
Dell Latitude E6320 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 5537 2.86%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.86%


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